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Tracy in Wonderland

A friend (pictured above) once said when looking through some images.
 
Hmmm!! You don't do people very well! I so hate it when she's right.
 
So I'm taking myself out of the comfort zone and trying to shoot items with a "pulse".
 
I need to know from anyone that calls what your tips and tricks are for shooting people because I have no idea.
 
I have seen so many great portraits and candid shots lately on shutterchance, I just need to learn how.
 
The last of the Brimham shots, found this shaft of light through the trees which looked interesting, nondigital blurr - only curves used in ps.
 
All the best Mal

Tracy in Wonderland

A friend (pictured above) once said when looking through some images.
 
Hmmm!! You don't do people very well! I so hate it when she's right.
 
So I'm taking myself out of the comfort zone and trying to shoot items with a "pulse".
 
I need to know from anyone that calls what your tips and tricks are for shooting people because I have no idea.
 
I have seen so many great portraits and candid shots lately on shutterchance, I just need to learn how.
 
The last of the Brimham shots, found this shaft of light through the trees which looked interesting, nondigital blurr - only curves used in ps.
 
All the best Mal

comments (21)

  • Mr Skee
  • SkeeTown (SL)
  • 14 Sep 2006, 00:07
A very nice attempt today, I like the feeling and energy this picture produces... lovely composition, A stop or two too light I think for me smile
Mal: I'll grant you maybe half a stop but no more. All the best Skee. Mal
  • nev
  • Australia
  • 14 Sep 2006, 02:03
I love the light and softness in the shot. I'm am not an expert on anything photography but i am learning everyday and this place is helping a lot. Comments you get from the serial people photographers are going to help the most. I am not sure if you have read the zeltsman approach to portrait photography. I found it a couple of years ago and it really is quite spot on. It is more about formal sitting but the principals are important. I know there are going to be some posts along the lines of rules are meant to be broken but thousands of years or paintings and sculptures can't be all wrong. I know i don't post any people shots (so in a way that makes me a hypocrite) but that is just a choice i make about privacy.

Angles of 2/3 or 1/3 work well. This article is widely mirrored on the net and can be found here. http://jzportraits.home.att.net/. I once photographed my wifes family for her parents. (30 something people) The photos look nice but if i knew then what i knew now about photographing groups then these could have been a lot better. I didn't know about angles of heads (still don't but getting there). Mal i have heaps to learn from photgraphers like yourself so please don't be offended by my post. This is really if someone looks at your post and goes i wonder how i could take that shot. Smashing shot as usual.
Mal: You read me well Nev, this is exactly the info/feed back that I need. All the best NEV. Mal
Very pleasing ethereal shot. Great job controlling the light.
Mal: Thank you Richard. Mal
hey mal,

great shot. i much prefer to shoot objects rather than people, so i really don't have any tips for you. however, by the look of this shot, it doesn't really seem like you need too many tips. love the fairy-esque feel to this shot. really well spotted and terrific capture.
Mal: Thank you Nicole, it was a very flouncy alice in wonderland type of shot I was after. Mal
  • Samarth
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 14 Sep 2006, 04:39
I'm reasonably crappy at shooting people pics but if i had shot i would be pretty happy with myself if i had caught that...8.75/10, just brilliant
cr=9/10 (experimenting is very cool)
Mal: Thank you Sam, when my subjects have a mind of their own, I struggle to get it. Mal
  • e etomi
  • Nigeria
  • 14 Sep 2006, 07:56
This has a fairytale feel to it. Nice capture mal
Mal: Thank you Etomi. Mal
very nice Mal !!! She looks like an angel
Mal: She might look like one but that's where the similarity ends Frederic. Thank you Mal
  • Steve
  • United Kingdom
  • 14 Sep 2006, 09:06
Can't fault your technique, but I don't find this shot as effective as the last few. Curious to know how you achieved the diffuse glow in camera - unless you used a filter or vaseline.
Mal: Hi Steve, appreciate honesty - you guessed right Steve - vaseline on a bright warm up filter
Mal, an interesting shot and style you are developing here. I'm must say it's not very usual to me. I think you get some kudos for it. Nice work. I need to learn a few things from this Photoblog.
Mal: Thank you Jide, that means a lot but I'm going to need some advice soon. Mal
  • Diya
  • Switzerland
  • 14 Sep 2006, 11:21
it is a very sweet shot, it transports the mistery of ones thoughts and longing, very nice captured and framed and the b&w just makes it, real nice Mal

Diya
Mal: Thank you Diya, I like your take on the image. All the best Mal
  • pixels
  • India
  • 14 Sep 2006, 11:21
Mal, judging by this one, you do seem to do people well! I'm very fond of portrait shots and wish I could do landscapes like you! We learn from one another.
Mal: Cheers pixels for your kind words and link - I shall check it out shortly. Mal
  • pixels
  • India
  • 14 Sep 2006, 11:24
For photographer only: andymalhan.com is the site where I'm putting most of my stuff. It's new so there are barely a dozen pics there, but growing every day. I'd love for you to comment regularly.
  • Petra
  • Netherlands
  • 14 Sep 2006, 11:32
I really love your last 4 posts!!!! Great style...
Would make an amzing serie to frame.
I can imagine them on my wall...smile
Mal: Thank you Petra, you could not pay a greater compliment than the last sentence. Mal
another great one mal... you and skee are onto the same type of image
Mal: Hi Neil, I'm hear to learn from people like Mr S. Thank you neil I really appreciate your comment. Mal
make that sort of the same type.... heh, heh
The lighting is exquisite, wonderful image.
Mal: Thank you 360, I appreciate your comments. Mal
  • chris p
  • United Kingdom
  • 14 Sep 2006, 23:00
Hi Mal, cant help with portaits, but with candids I think you have to be a good people watcher and be aware of what's happening around your subject and you.

Nice lighting with this one smile
Mal: Hi Chris, I think that to be a people watcher pays dividends, I'm just not very good at it. All the best Mal
  • Attah
  • United Kingdom
  • 14 Sep 2006, 23:15
It is interesting but if I'm honest I don't like it as much as the others (was going to say its the weakest shot of the series but not entirely sure I'm qualified enough to say that!) but still a masterful show of technique. Well done
Mal: Hey Attah, always I appreciate honesty and you are right, this shot does not have the impact of the others and yes you are qualified to comment always. Thank's Attah. Mal
  • deji77
  • United Kingdom
  • 14 Sep 2006, 23:32
I'm very weak too in the portrait department, but heck this is great stuff here! Like the lighting, tones and the mood.
Mal: Hi Oladeji, one of the reasons i came to Shutter' was to learn how to do portrait things, both with the camera and afterwards. Thanks for the comments. Mal
  • atunbi
  • United Kingdom
  • 15 Sep 2006, 02:01
Mal, we all know you know ya STUFF, stop being overly humble. Quality work as usual.
EXCELLENT!

should I say more? smile)

EXCELLENT!

this shot is something I would like to see it on my wall.

EXCELLENT.

kind regards
v.t.
Mal: Thank you Vernon, I've told Tracy of your comment, she's thrilled. All the best Mal

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